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Below-normal water supply forecast for upcoming season

May 2024 water supply outlook report available with snow water equivalent measurements and water supply forecasting in this month's news release based on Montana snow survey data collected through the SNOTEL system

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BOZEMAN - Well-above normal precipitation during April was needed given the meager snowpack conditions experienced this year.

Total monthly precipitation was above normal last month only in the Powder and Tongue River basins but was not widespread across Montana.

"A couple mid-month storms did provide significant snowfall, but April is typically a wet month in Montana, and total precipitation last month did not meet that standard," said Eric Larson, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service water supply specialist.

April precipitation outside of the Powder and Tongue River basi...

 

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